Peels & Microdermabrasion

Chemical peels and microdermabrasion improve the appearance of the skin by removing old, dry, or damaged skin layers, exposing healthy, younger-looking skin. At our medical spa in New Jersey, both women and men schedule these treatments, which require minimal downtime. Dr. Nicole Schrader is a board-certified facial plastic surgeon who has performed hundreds of cosmetic skin care procedures at her Princeton clinic.

People from Trenton to Somerville interested in skin care solutions travel for treatment by Dr. Schrader. Please request a consultation, or call our office at 609-279-0009 to schedule an appointment.

Chemical Peels

Chemical peel treatments involve applying a solution to the skin, which causes it to “blister” and eventually peel. The new, regenerated skin is usually smoother and less wrinkled than the old skin. It’s also temporarily more sensitive to the sun, so it’s critical to avoid exposure. Patients sometimes choose to combine a chemical peel with fillers such as Restylane® to maximize their facial rejuvenation.

Chemical peels are performed on the face, neck, or hands. They can be used to:

  • Reduce fine lines under the eyes and around the mouth
  • Treat wrinkles caused by sun damage, aging, and family history
  • Improve the appearance of mild scarring
  • Treat certain types of acne
  • Reduce age spots, freckles, and dark patches due to pregnancy or taking birth control pills (melasma)
  • Improve the look and feel of skin that is dull in texture and color

Areas of sun damage, which may include pre-cancerous keratoses that appear as scaly spots, may improve after chemical peeling. Following treatment, new pre-cancerous lesions are less likely to appear. However, sags, bulges, and more severe wrinkles do not respond well to chemical peels. They may require other kinds of cosmetic surgical procedures, such as carbon dioxide laser resurfacing, a facelift, a brow lift, an eyelid lift, or soft tissue filler. A dermatologic surgeon can help determine the most appropriate type of treatment for each individual case. Generally, fair-skinned and light-haired patients are ideal candidates for chemical peels. Darker skin types may also have good results, depending upon the type of problem being treated. However, the risk of an uneven skin tone after the procedure is increased.

Dr. Schrader can perform a light and medium chemical peels in her office, or deeper peels in a surgery center as outpatient procedures. The skin is thoroughly cleansed with an agent that removes excess oils and the eyes and hair are protected. One or more chemical solutions, such as glycolic acid, trichloroacetic acid (TCA), salicylic acid, lactic acid, or carbolic acid (phenol), are applied to small areas on the skin. These applications produce a controlled wound, enabling new, regenerated skin to appear.

Exfoliating Peel

Potent anti-oxidants infuse active ingredients. Customized strengths available.

Pigment Lightening Peel

Concentrated ingredients bleach your skin and help lighten and brighten your complexion.

Acne Control Peel

Salicylic acid actively repairs discoloration and reduces breakouts.


The diamond tip microdermabrasion is an effective treatment for removing the upper most layers of skin. It delivers a smoother, clearer and more youthful appearance.Microdermabrasion treatments are precise and an excellent choice available lip and eye areas, in addition to the chest and hands.

Dr. Schrader has 10 years experience, over 6 years in private practice in NJ and performed hundreds of microderm abrasions and other cosmetic procedures.

Plastic surgery involves many choices. The first and most important is selecting a surgeon you can trust. Choosing a good facial plastic surgeon ensures that you have selected a physician who:

  • Is trained and experienced in all facial plastic surgery procedures
  • Operates only in accredited medical facilities
  • Adheres to a strict code of ethics
  • Is board certified by The American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS)

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